York was a destination for us, but we spent a lot of time elsewhere and had to make it a quick tour. Most notable, and familiar, the streets used in Harry Potter movies.
“York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions.”
Bolton Castle is a 14th-century castle located in Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England. The nearby village Castle Bolton takes its name from the castle. The castle is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The castle was damaged in the English Civil War, but much of it remains. It has never been sold and is still in the ownership of the descendants of the Scrope family.
- The castle was built between 1378 and 1399 by Richard, 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton, and is an example of a quadrangular castle.
- Mary, Queen of Scots stayed at Bolton for six months. After her defeat in Scotland at the Battle of Langside in 1568 she fled to England, posing a threat to the position of the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I.
- The castle is currently owned by, Harry, the eighth Baron Bolton, who resides at nearby Bolton Hall, which was originally built in 1675. Bolton Castle is run by his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Katie Orde-Powlett. There is also a garden including a maze, herb garden, wild flower meadow, rose garden and a vineyard on the site.
- Several film and television productions have used the castle as a location, including the films Ivanhoe (1952), Elizabeth (1998) and the television series Heartbeat and All Creatures Great and Small.